"I feel your pain on the finance issue for real. I want to thank everyone who is participating in answering these questions. It is helping my out tremendously. I am working on some material that will help address the top issues so far...Finances,…"
"Christian2610 I do understand what you are going through and I have great empathy for you because your child's father is deceased and that is just a tragedy in and of itself. I also understand when you say that the people in your life is of no…"
"I think that my biggest challenges are the finances, going back to school, and dealing with a 7 year old boy who is looking for a father who has passed away. I don't have a support system yet I have everyone in my life telling me what I'm…"
"From my experience the greatest challenge of being a single mom is finances, childcare and the lack of support from absent fathers. Raising a child/children is the hardest job in the world and to be the sole parent and provider is extremely…"
"I agree with the posts above son is almost 16 and he is only permitted to sleep over at two friends house. I've known the parents for no less than 10 years. He doesn't like it, but oh well! He still can't go to parties and such until…"
"My kids hate me for this too, they have asked me till they are blue in the face and i tell them no till i am red
in the face. I told them no sleep overs, i need to meet mommy, daddy, and the whole damn family
before you go to somebody's house…"
Just checking in with you. Would love to see how you are doing. Give me a call when you are free. I have been moving around quite a bit, going back and fourth home. Take care and hope to hear from you soon.
"I am always in favor of meeting the parents on several occasions before the sleepover. Have you met them at Open House night at school? or the PTA meeting? Have you ever been by the house for a visit or chat? Have you had extended conversations with…"
My name is Candi/Hekima and I am doing some doctorial research on single parents and I need your input to help me solve some issues that we as single parents must deal with. I have been on my single parenting journey since 2001, since then I have:
Created my own business Completed my graduate degree Raising two adolescent age children-boy & girl Dated Written a book And more...
How did I do it? I did everything completely different than what I was told by others. Why? Because the advice most people gave me was not based on the fact that I had two children to take care of. Everything from student affairs on university campuses, to relationships, to career management, to parenting has had to be tailored to my single parenting circumstances.
I searched for support groups, but many of them were just socializing, but I have not really found one place where single parents can get more than just conversation.
My masters degree is in adult education and my thesis was based on what single parents need in order to complete their higher education. Now in my 5th semester of my adult education doctorial program I am seeking real solutions for our needs. I am in the process of creating valuable systems for single parents to use to help make their lives easier.
Not only am I looking for single parents to join my network for research, but I am also looking for single parents with a passion to share their stories and be interviewed on my Single Mama Diva blogtalk show. If you are a single parent who happens to be a business owner, graduate student or gotten your doctorial degree as a single parent, or if you have some positive relationship or dating insight to share please join and help me build some real solutions to our real problems.
My areas of interests and expertise is: Higher Education Self Employment Relationships
OH YEAH! Please register HERE to take one of the single parent surveys. I will send these out from time to time, but no worries! There will be NO request for you personal information and I will promise to share the results with everyone who participates.
Also, I would love for you guys to respond to this post and let me know what you think single parents need most in regards to support.
Thinking about how life evolves and what we thought was love at 20 becomes something very different at 30 and so on...When my mom would tell me how the way we see things wouldn't last forever I didn't quite get what she was talking about.
I would have never thought my ex-husband and I would be the great friends that we are today and communicate as well as we do concerning the kids. At my daughters birthday party in April, it was a joy to see the love of my life and my ex getting… Continue
Greetings Single Mama Diva,
Thanks for the friend request. You are doing beautiful work, keep doing your thing. My daughter was actually born a month earlier than expected. She was born Jan. 21, 2009 and weighed 3lbs 9 oz. As far as the two Geminis and the Piscean are concerned somtimes I feel like I'm dealing with 6 children as opposed to 3 with their dual personalities!